Hats off to Russian ingenuity for unveiling its latest high-tech crime fighting device: the drone that doubles as a hoverbike!
This new drone, dubbed as the Hoversurf, is being used by tech-savvy cops in Dubai to keep crime at bay.
According to the company’s website, the Hoversurf was originally designed as an “extreme sports instrument.”
Hoversurf was inspired by heavy-duty sport-utility motorbike frames and the concept was combined with flight qualities providing speed and maneuvering.
Here is a list of things that the Hoversurf is capable of:
- It can be operated remotely or it can be piloted by a police officer.
- It can fight crime for up to 25 minutes given that it is fully charged.
- The Hoversurf has a max speed of up to 70kph (43mph)
- It can fly as high as 5 metres (16 ft.), using the four large propellers it is equipped with.
- It is capable of flying up to 6 metres, if it is being operated remotely.
- When charged fully, it is able to carry an additional 300kg (662 lbs)
Fighting Crime with Hoversurf
The cops in Dubai unleashed their inner Batman as they teamed up with the Russian drone manufacturer, Hoversurf, to fight crime from the skies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
— RT (@RT_com) May 22, 2017
The police hope that, in a future update, their Ho is the capability of the device to surf through the air while changing its altitude and direction.
But wait, Hoversurf is not all that the Dubai police aims to use!
Earlier this year, a deal was signed by the city to deploy self-driving cop cars to fight crime on the streets.
In May, the first of the Emirati city’s Robocops turned up for duty.
The Robocop cars aim to “assist and help people in the malls or on the streets.”
Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi said:
The Robocop is the latest smart addition to the force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels.
He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands and offer a military salute.